Maria Podestà

Maria Podestà
Politecnico di Milano | Polimi · Department of Design



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Citations since 2017
1 Research Item
27 Citations
Maria Podestà currently works at the Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano where she is involved into a project on house museums and creative studios and atlelier. On top of that Maria also works as consutant into pre and post awarding for R&D projects for European and International Grants


Publications (3)
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This paper attempts to extend the analysis of event effects by analysing the knowledge creation role of an Italian literary festival, the Festivaletteratura in Mantua. The festival uses its local network, consisting of cultural organisations, local firms, festival volunteers and civic organisations to develop and disseminate knowledge. This is link...
Environmental issues are critical all over Europe, but especially in Italy, where valuable natural resources are closely integrated with an equally important cultural heritage. As a fact, environment, landscape and cultural heritage are part of a indivisible dynamic system continuously subjected to human actions that compromise the precarious equi...
Conference Paper
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In recent years, the relationship between traditional cultural activities, such as museums and cultural organisations, and business-oriented creative firms has been investigated under different perspectives. On a general level, cultural activities seem to act as drivers of stimuli and self-fulfilment for creative practitioners, triggering a process...


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Projects (4)
Our project aims to study Carnival in its different forms in any country that celebrates it. Surveys in different countries, regions and cities have been undertaken since 2014 to establish cross-comparative analysis. To date surveys have covered the profile of Carnival participants, their experience, behaviour and outcomes (spending, satisfaction). Over the past two years we have particularly focussed on the impact of Covid-19 on Carnival celebrations. How have people managed to celebrate Carnival among restrictions, social distancing and cancelled events? Surveys in 2020 and 2021 have shown that people have missed the social and celebratory aspects of the event, but in many cases they have also found creative ways to celebrate in public spaces, at home and online. The research has been undertaken primarily through online surveys distributed to Carnival participants in different countries. The research programme is coordindated by a research team in the Netherlands, drawn from Breda University of Applied Sciences and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In each country local research managers help with the organisation of the surveys and the interpretation of the results. For more information, please contact Greg Richards (
Knowledge based festival spillover effect on the region. Comparison of processes of knowledge spillover cross fertilisation and hybridisation connoting creative clusters with the dynamics triggered by a festival on the local milieu. This investigation germinates into the creation of a pliot model describing the knowledge spillover effect of a festival
Archived project
Regeneration and regional enhancement through the MICE industry. Designing of a project centred on the development of convention tourism as a driver for a new local narrative to wnhance a rural heritage area. The project was awarded a grant as part of the Lombardy Region projct "LANDsARE. Paesaggio agrario e sviluppo rurale nell’Oglio Po".